"barbarism" Definition

  1. n. An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.
  2. n. A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
  3. n. An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

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Position in dictionary: 8585 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "barbarism": 1
Words that end with "barbarism": 2
Words that contain "barbarism": 2
Next words in dictionary: barbarities, barbarity, barbarize, barbarized, barbarizing, barbarous, barbarously, barbarousness, barbary, barbastel
Previous words in dictionary: barbarian, barbaresque, barbara, barbaic, barbados, barbadoes, barbadian, barbacanage, barbacan, barb

English Dictionary Definition of barbarism

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